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Bugs and Thugs (1954)

When Bugs calls a cab he doesn't know it's the getaway car for a couple of bankrobbers (he does know the capital of Nevada).

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Bugs Bunny / Rocky / Mugsy / Two Policemen (voice)
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When Bugs calls a cab he doesn't know it's the getaway car for a couple of bankrobbers (he does know the capital of Nevada).

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13 March 1954 (USA)  »

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Bugsy und Mugsy  »

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Trivia

Third appearance of Rocky, first appearance of his accomplice Mugsy. See more »

Goofs

The kitchen door in Rocky's hideout swings outward for most of the cartoon; it swings inward when the police break in. See more »

Quotes

Rocky: Mugsy take this rabbit into the other room and let him have it.
Mugsy: Duh, okay boss
[laughs]
Bugs Bunny: Alright Mugsy let me have it!, come, come you hoid what the boss said let me have it!
Mugsy: Oh uh, okay but duh
[Gives him his gun]
Bugs Bunny: That's better
[shoots Mugsy in the face]
Mugsy: Duh, I let him have it boss just like you said
[Passes out and lands on top of Rocky]
[...]
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References The Fair Haired Hare (1951) See more »

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Please Be Kind
(uncredited)
Music by Saul Chaplin
Played during the opening shot of the skyline
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Nice gangster spoof with good Bugs stuff
7 March 2004 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Bugs is just wondering out loud how lucky he is to live in the city away from all the rabbit hunters in the country side. Distracted, he gets into a getaway car thinking it is a taxi and finds himself caught by gangsters who feel he knows too much.

Although this is not really a great Bugs Bunny film, it is still a pretty funny cartoon and should be funny to anyone who has seen a single Jimmy Cagney gangster film in their life. The usual Bugs stuff doesn't come till near the end where Bugs finally gets to play them for the upper hand, but all of it is funny simply because it works as a nice little Bugs film-come-gangster spoof.

The main gangster is a great little cliché and works very well indeed. He is milked for more laughs by having his sidekick be a big dumb gangster not unlike baby bear in Bugs Bunny and the Three Bears. They play off each other well. Bugs is good throughout no matter what he does and he is as good as always.

Overall, this may not be the usual formula for Bugs Bunny cartoons but it still works as it has that as it's basic foundation but adds a clever little gangster spoof to the mix that will be funny to those familiar enough with that genre to laugh at the little stereotype involved.


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